2. What Are The Symptoms of Esophagitis?
The most common symptom of esophagitis is heartburn. Heartburn is caused by acid rising from the abdomen or lower chest towards the neck. Acid can severely inflame or damage the lining of the esophagus. Heartburn should be noted has nothing to do with the heart! Other symptoms include pain in the chest and upper abdomen, an acid taste in the mouth, frequent belching, indigestion and bloating. These symptoms tend to be worse after drinking or eating. Other uncommon symptoms one may experience with esophagitis include gum problems, sore throat, severe chest pain, hoarseness in the throat, or the feeling of a lump in the throat. These uncommon symptoms may make it difficult to diagnose this condition, as the uncommon symptoms can mimic other conditions.